FORUM: Integrating Addiction and Trauma Treatment

A paradigm shift using bottom-up, top-down, and systemic models

The USABP - IBPJ FORUM presents

Integrating Addiction and Trauma Treatment
A paradigm shift using bottom-up, top-down, and systemic models

Addiction treatment has been driven by a pathologizing model that leaves out the wisdom of the body in the healing journey. This forum will bring together leading experts who will share the evolving new paradigms based on cultural trends, scientific discoveries, recent research, new clinical approaches, and treatment center experiences.
This event will address aspects of managed care at treatment centers. It will present the inter-related treatment of trauma and addiction using bottom-up and top-down integrative approaches. Through our panelist presentations and discussions, clinicians, practitioners, professionals, and staffers can get the big picture and in-practice insights for treatment.

The panel discussion address today's pressing questions in our field and society on the integration of addiction and trauma treatment.

This USABP Forum precedes the 2022 International Body Psychotherapy Journal Spring-Summer Issue (our international peer-reviewed journal) that will feature articles, research, book reviews, and more on addiction.

Panelists and Their Topics

Master of Ceremonies
Liam Blume, CPRA
Program Director, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)

A Clinical & Historical Perspective
Treating Addiction, Trauma, and Emotional Loss Together Somatically Amidst a Toxic Culture
Dr. Gabor Maté

- Addiction expert
- Speaker-author on trauma, addiction, stress, and childhood development
- His next book is The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture (arriving September 2022)

Addiction from a Polyvagal Perspective: An unsuccessful attempt to feel safe in a body locked in a state of threat
Dr. Stephen W. Porges, PhD

- Distinguished University Scientist, Founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. Kinsey Institute, Indiana University
- Professor Psychiatry, University of North Carolina
- Former President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
- A former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award
- Author including, Polyvagal Safety: Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2021)
- Creator of a music-based intervention, the SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol ™
- Honorary Director of Research, USABP
- 2018 Pioneer Award Recipient, USABP

The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model of Trauma and Addiction
Seeing Addictions as Adaptive Responses to Maladaptive Environments
Jan Winhall, MSW, RSW, FOT

- Co-Director, Borden Street Clinic
- Director, Focusing on Borden
- Coordinator with the International Focusing Institute
- Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto
- Author of Treating Trauma and Addiction with The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge, 2021

New Perspectives on the Therapeutic Use of Touch in Clinical Work
Right Brain-to-Right Brain Implicit Processes for Integrated Attachment Repair
Dr. Aline LaPierre, PsyD, MFT

- Editor-in-Chief, International Body Psychotherapy Journal
- Founder, NeuroAffective Touch® Institute
- Co-author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image,
and the Capacity for Relationship

Research Presentation
Mindful Interoceptive Awareness Training for Those in Recovery

Dr. Cynthia Price, PhD, MA, LMT

- Research Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing
- Director, Center for Mindful Body Awareness
- Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded randomized controlled trials of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT) for people in community-based recovery for substance use disorder
- Co-author of two scales to measure interoceptive awareness: the Scale of Body Connection (SBC) and the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA).
- Developer, MABT

Trauma-Informed Treatment Centers
Systemically Incorporating Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches into Treatment Center Practices
Dr. Joanne Barron, PsyD, NMP

- Co-Founder, Trauma & Beyond
- Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (Attachment-Focused EMDR)
- Certified Neuroaffective Relational Model Provider and Training Assistant (NARM)
- Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Movement Facilitator
Serge Prengel, LMHC

- Editor of the Relational Implicit Podcast
- Author of The Proactive Twelve Steps: A Mindful Program For Lasting Change, Active Pause, 2021

 Embodied engagement: an experiential introduction to the panel
 Panel Presentations
 Panel Discussion
 Embodied Integration: finding a visceral sense of what you have learned and how to take it out into the world
 Announcements & Closing

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